How do our food choices affect global warming? That's what this website and project, named after the original title of the book, The Global Warming Diet, Cool Recipes for a Hot Planet, set out to discover.
"D-I-E-T is a four-letter word. No one likes diets. Diet foods are boring, flavorless, and unsatisfying— words that describe the global-warming diet to a tee. It’s a machine-cuisine we are eating today, and it takes about 500 gallons (1,890 l) of oil per person each year to produce it. Talk about a greasy spoon—we emit similar amounts of carbon dioxide eating as we do by driving. U. S. government research shows that our chemical fertilizer and herbicide-based food system contributes close to 20 percent of the nation’s carbon dioxide emissions."
So how do food choices affect global warming? What’s on the menu of the Global Warming Diet?
(Excerpt from Cool Cuisine – Taking the Bite Out of Global Warming – page 5-6)